The Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan offers an annual series of classes, workshops and seminars in Northwest Coast Native art and culture through its Native Arts Studies Program. Registration for fall, winter and spring classes is now open.
Fall classes include Introduction to Power Tools with Beth Antonsen; Beginning and Intermediate Northwest Coast Design, with Wayne Hewson; Tool Making for Carvers, with Jake Beimler; Cedar Bark Weaving with Diane Douglas-Willard; and Beginning & Intermediate Northwest Coast Carving with Wayne Hewson.
Spring offerings include Intermediate & Advanced Northwest Coast Carving: Frontlets with Donald Varnell; Spruce Root Weaving with Holly Churchill; Bentwood Box Construction and Bentwood Box Design with Fred Trout; Mixed-Level Ravenstail Weaving with Cheryl Samuel; and History of Northwest Coast Art with Steve Henrikson.
All classes are for adults (18 and older) unless otherwise described. Students may work independently, pursue a Certificate of Merit, and earn University of Alaska credit.
Also offered will be a spring break Cedar Bark Weaving for Youth, March 17-21 for ages 10-18 with Holly Churchill.
For more information, visit www.city.ketchikan.ak.us/departments/museums/totem_native.html or
www.KetchikanMuseums.org or call (907) 225-5900 for information.